altmetrics14 CfP

Stefanie Haustein stefanie.haustein at SCIENCE-METRIX.COM
Wed Feb 19 14:07:37 EST 2014

Dear colleagues,
We invite you to submit your extended abstracts to the altmetrics14 workshop at the ACM Web Science Conference 2014 until April 20, 2014:<>
Apologies for cross posting!
altmetrics14: expanding impacts and metrics
ACM Web Science Conference 2014 Workshop
Bloomington, Indiana
June 23, 2014: 10am-5:45pm

About the Workshop
Altmetrics intend to measure scholarly impact that is not necessarily captured by traditional, citation based metrics and have already started to become a part of today's scholarly communication and the measurement of its impact. However, the particular meaning, usefulness and validity of the different metrics is still not fully understood.
Against this background, we invite contributors and workshop participants to discuss the validity and meaning of social media metrics in scholarly context. Following the successful altmetrics11 and altmetrics12 workshops, the goal of this year's workshop is to provide a platform to present scholarly research related to altmetrics. The main goal is to improve the understanding of altmetrics and their underlying social media platforms, technological challenges, various biases involved in data, as well as pitfalls and possibilities of these new metrics.
The workshop will be held as a full event preceding the ACM Web Science Conference 2014 (<>) and will provide room for oral and poster presentations, discussions and the following keynotes:
    Jason Priem - co-founder
    Euan Adie  - founder
    Henk Moed  - senior scientific advisor Elsevier

The workshop invites contributions on altmetrics research with particular focus on the following topics:

·         conceptualization and theoretical framework(s) for altmetrics;

·         critical reflection of altmetrics;

·         altmetrics data: sources, quality and problems;

·         techniques for collecting, monitoring, retrieving and visualizing altmetric data and measures;

·         relation between altmetrics and big data;

·         meaning, possibilities and limitations of altmetrics in research evaluation contexts;

·         relationship and complementarity of altmetrics with other measures of research impact (e.g. bibliometrics and peer review); and

·         disciplinary, temporal, institutional and individual case studies involving altmetric indicators.
Prospective authors should submit 2-page extended, structured abstracts (max. 1000 words, not including references) presenting new results and original work that has not been previously published via EasyChair:<>

Peer Review
The organizing committee will select the most relevant, original, and significant abstracts for presentation. Empirical results will be given preference, followed by technical reports on working altmetrics tools and position papers. All selected submissions will be published online for open peer review and discussion. Authors are encouraged to participate in the discussions of their work before the workshop. Based on the presentations and online discussion, selected authors may be asked to submit full papers for the PLoS ONE Altmetrics collection or peer-reviewed proceedings. Accepted submissions should be uploaded to figshare, to be linked to the workshop website.

Important Dates

·         2-page abstracts due: April 20, 2014

·         Notification of acceptance: May 20, 2014

·         Publication of abstracts: May 31, 2014

·         Open pre-workshop discussion: June 1 - June 21, 2014

·         Workshop at WebSci 2014: June 23, 2014

·         Discussion closed: June 30, 2014

Organizing committee
Judit Bar-Ilan, Bar-Ilan University, Israel
Rodrigo Costas, Leiden University, Netherlands
Paul Groth, VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands
Stefanie Haustein, Université de Montréal, Canada
Vincent Larivière, Université de Montréal, Canada
Isabella Peters, ZBW Leibniz Information Center for Economics and Christian Albrechts University Kiel, Germany
Mike Taylor, Elsevier Labs, United Kingdom

Registration fees
The workshop is free for registered participants of WebSci14:<>
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